Angry Birds Comes to Consoles, and Sets Off a Price War

Posted by | July 14, 2012

Angry Birds is a casual-friendly smartphone game that has, in a short summary, conquered the world. One of the big selling points that fueled the Angry Birds rocket was its price. The game was cheap. Two dollars, maybe? Same with its expansions. Now that Angry Birds is finally coming to consoles, there’s a problem. The price somehow jacked up to $40 human dollars for a game you can buy for a fifth of that on your phone. Since Angry Birds is sort of popular, this brings into sharp relief just how expensive console games really are compared to the games we buy and play elsewhere. GamesRadar has the story.

1 Comment so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    July 14, 2012 11:59 am

    Why are console games so expensive? Well, DRM and region locking doesn’t pay for itself. Sony needs that extra 30 bucks you’re paying to lobby legislators to jail people who download songs off the internet. DMCA robocalls aren’t cheap, either. Someone has to pay for pulling your videos off YouTube.

    Now you know!

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